We visited a palaeontology museum in Trelew
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After our stop at the Punta Loma fauna reserve we drove to Trelew, a city settled in tne 19th century by Welsh migrants. We followed the main national highway connecting Buenos Aires with Patagonia - Highway 3 - which was being double-laned through this area.
In Trelew - the name is of Welsh origin - we visited one of the finer palaeontology/ dinosaur museums I've ever seen - The Museo Egidio Feruglio. it has striking displays and dioramas showing flying, swimming and land-based dinosaurs in all types of activity. The displays are dark but the skeletons are lit with intense yellow lights that create an air of drama and mystery around the animals. Our guide was well informed about the museum and about dinosaurs.
After our visit to the paleontology museum, we were ready for our afternoon tea consisting of cakes and cookies with tea and coffee accompanied by the beautiful voices of a Welsh choir singing traditional hymns in three languages English, Castillian and Welsh - a perfect ending to our tour